Betty Huston

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INDEPENDENCE– Betty Lou (Haisch) Huston, 71, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday Morning, June 8, 2010, at Manor Care Center, Waterloo, Iowa following a long illness.
Huston was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Garretson, S.D., the daughter of Scandinavian/American descendents Obert Ellefson and Esther (Anderson Ellefson) Loken. She was a 1957 graduate of the Augusta Academy, Canton, S.D. She received a Registered Nursing Degree from Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Sioux Falls in 1959, a BS of Nursing, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, in 1982 and a double Master degree in Education and Nursing from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, in 1985. She was employed as a supervisor of acute intensive treatment services at the Mental Health Institute, Independence, IA 1959-62, Head Nurse, Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton, 1962-65, Office Nurse for Dr. G.A. Fry and Dr. Norman Reitzel, Vinton, 1965-70, Instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at the Mental Health Institute, Independence,A 1970- until her retirement in Nov. 2009
Huston was married to Lloyd Donald Haisch Sept. 7, 1959 at Canton, SD., the couple later divorced in 1977. On Sept. 6, 1985 she was married to Michael Hugh Huston in Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by two children: Mark (Barbara) Haisch, Clive, and Ann Marie (Chris) Fegter, Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren: Lindsey Jean and Daniel Mark Haisch, Clive, and a sister; Annette (Rev. Louis) Hermansen, Roseau, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Mike Huston in 1997. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Friday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 9 a.m. till services at the funeral home. For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to under obituaries.

Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 8 to June 11, 2010